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This module builds upon the social psychology concepts acquired in Fundamentals of Psychology 1A and 1B and extends them further to explore the influences of psychological science in society.
The principal aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of psychology in society. The module explains the contexts and scope of psychology within South Africa, the African continent and internationally. It addresses the pivotal role of psychology in today’s society and addresses issues intrinsically embedded in the social dynamics and community interrelations in the lives of individuals and groups from various backgrounds.
Within semester/Formative assessment: 50%
Examination/Summative assessment: 50%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this module is 150 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The module requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.